New York has also awarded 614 MW of wind, and three of the 20 renewable energy projects awarded are paired with energy storage. NextEra, Invenergy and EDF are each set to build solar projects larger than 100 MW.
In today’s issue of the pv magazine USA morning brief, we also cover the commissioning of Wisconsin’s largest solar roof, Bloomberg’s Climate Finance council members, Maryland EVs, and the untimely end of three community solar gardens in Illinois.
Brown University is upping its effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions by announcing a pair of renewable projects, the larger of which is a 50 MW solar farm to be built in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Upon completion it could be the largest solar project in the state.
In today’s issue of the pvMB we take a look at NREL & CESA’s report on designing community solar for low & moderate income customers, Stem Inc’s BloomberNEF interview on solar+storage+AI, the first lithium-ion solar boat to be Coast Guard-certified and more action-packed solar news.
After having two of the project’s three special-use permit applications be recommended for denial, sPower’s bid for the largest solar project East of the Rocky Mountains is in serious doubt.
The two biggest plants each have a capacity of 150 MW, with smaller plants bringing the total capacity to 413 MW. These projects are a part of Google’s effort to match the company’s annual electricity consumption with renewables.
The utility’s ’30 x 30’ plan centers on installing more than 30 million solar panels, as one of the most ambitious unveiled by utility any to date. The plan is projected to allow FPL to get more than 40% of its electricity from zero-emission solar and nuclear by 2030.
A recent solar siting survey conducted by The Clean Coalition and NREL found that San Diego has huge potential for solar development, and that the number grows sharply when smaller sites are considered.
In this interview California Solar & Storage Association’s (CALSSA) senior advisor looks at what the pending bankruptcy of PG&E should mean for solar and energy storage, from rooftop solar to the future of the utility.